Gratitude

How often do we wake up to a beautiful new day and instead of thanking God for waking up, we go straight to our phones? I know I have and continue to battle with this. Sometimes it feels like we are prisoners to our phones that we miss out on what really is important to us like our health, our families, our faith, our jobs, our homes, etc.  Let’s remember that there is someone out there praying to have what we take for granted.  

I think it is essential to be grateful every day but specially in trying times like now.  Find what works for you and get your grateful time on.  Some of us use a journal or simply verbalize it. Some of my deepest grateful sessions include tears and I really enjoy those moments. Grateful crying liberates my soul and I look forward to many more similar sessions.

Just for today, let’s stop complaining about what we don’t have, what we think we should have or what we think we deserve. Let’s stop complaining about the sudden changes at work, the lines at the grocery stores, not being able to go outside, etc.  There are people out there without jobs that do not know how they are going to feed their families tomorrow or how they are going to pay next month’s rent or mortgage. I know it’s hard not to have our normal lives and it’s more difficult for some of us than others but let’s take time to really focus on all the positive things in our lives.  God is always good and won’t give us more than we can handle, trust the process.

Gratitude Jar and Journal